Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum (China Mangrove Museum) is a large-scale thematic natural museum, a first-class national museum jointly built by National Forestry and Grassland Administration and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. It is established by Guangdong Neilingding Futian National Nature Reserve Administration Bureau.
“Mangrove”, regarded as the city tree of Shenzhen, is the cultural symbol of Shenzhen spirit. Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum is a combination of mangrove ecological protection, exhibitions, collection and preservation, education popularization, scientific research, and entertainment. It will become an important part of Shenzhen’s cultural and public service infrastructures and will serve as a city cultural ID of unique significance.
This project is located at the junction of Futian District and Nanshan District, and the intersection of Mangrove Forest Mountain to Sea Corridor (Tanglang Mountains – Antuo Mountains– Zhuzilin – Shenzhen Bay) and Shenzhen Bay Coastal Leisure Belt. It is close to important urban facilities and characteristic areas such as Mangrove National Nature Reserve, Shenzhen Bay Park, Shenzhen International Garden & Flower Expo Park, OCT, and Futian transportation hub.
Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum enjoys prominent geographical advantages in terms of spatial pattern, regional transportation, ecological environment, etc.. It brings profound strategic value to the strengthening of Shenzhen’s urban public cultural construction, ecological civilization construction, infrastructure restoration, and reuse, as well as the creation of urban public space.
In order to incorporate international vision, forward-thinking and innovative design into the high-level planning and high-standard construction of the project, International Competition (Tender) for Architectural and Landscape Design of Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum (China Mangrove Museum) will be carried out soon.
The site area of Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum is about 130,000 square meters, with a total construction area of about 39,500 square meters (including 30,000 square meters for the main building of the museum, 9,500 square meters for the auxiliary parking lots, gardens and small commercial buildings), and approximately 92,000 square meters for the supporting landscape area. The construction site of the museum’s main building is located on the upper cover of Subway line 11 platform (including undeveloped land in the southeast corner). The property below the upper cover has been completed. The design scope of the main building of the museum does not involve the space below the upper cover.
As the start-up project for the construction of Mangrove Forest Mountain to Sea Corridor, Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum requires a comprehensive design from multiple dimensions. The competition (tender) is divided into three design and research scopes, namely: core design scope, conceptual design scope, and urban research scope.
1) Core Design Scope
The core design scope consists of 4 parts (see the picture below for details). Design content includes: the main building of the museum and the supporting landscape (including parking lots, gardens and small commercial buildings), landscape corridors, road entrances and passages, facade reconstruction of the depot structure of along the main road, covering a total area of about 130,000 square meters.
The core design scope requires detailed architectural and landscape design.
2) Scope of Conceptual Design
As an important part of the Mangrove Forest Mountain to Sea Corridor and the Shenzhen Bay Coastal Leisure Belt, the construction of Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum needs thorough consideration of the relationship with the adjacent public projects.
Proposals for Conceptual Design need to be coordinated in terms of project positioning, public space, building volume, traffic flow lines, and functional combinations, etc. and put forward corresponding strategies.
3) Scope of Urban Research
As the regional scope of International Competition (Tender) for Architectural and Landscape Design of Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum, the scope of urban research aims to conduct research from the perspective of the city. The total area is about 833,000 square meters.
The competition (bidding) does not require a complete urban design concept for the urban research scope. Participants can voluntarily and freely submit design proposals that support the core area concept within this scope, thereby further strengthening the coordination and mutual benefits of the connection between the core area and surrounding cities.
The competition (tender) will be carried out soon to solicit excellent bids from across the world. The detailed tendering procedures shall be subject to the official announcement.
The open application is intended with no threshold in terms of qualification certificate. All local and international design teams (independent legal entities or other organizations that can independently bear civil liability) with relevant design experience are eligible for the registration.
Requirements on joint group: Application as a joint group is allowed in this competition (tender). And in principle, the number of members in a joint group should be no more than 2. A Joint Group Agreement is required to clarify the leading member and respective responsibilities. None of the members of a joint group is allowed to sign up again in its own name or in the form of another joint group.
If the awarded bidder does not have the Class A qualification in the design and construction industry (construction engineering) and the Class A or above qualifications for the special design of landscape engineering, the awarded bidder shall entrust the domestic design unit with the two corresponding qualifications after winning the bid. After obtaining the bidder’s approval of the design unit with corresponding qualifications, an entrustment agreement is needed to ensure that the scheme and preliminary design are in compliance with relevant national and municipal standards, as well as regulations and requirements set by the administrative department.
Different design teams under the same legal representative or direct holding relationship are not allowed to register for the competition simultaneously.
Registration by individuals or teams of individuals will not be accepted.
The announcement of the international competition (tender) will be released soon. Local and international design teams are welcome to make a pre-registration with us. If you want to know more about this pre-registration information, please feel free to contact AIMIR.
What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Shenzhen, a vigorous and innovative modern coastal city, is striving to develop itself into a global maritime center under the Guidelines on Supporting Shenzhen in Building the Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics released by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council in 2019. Shenzhen Maritime Museum has been included into the city’s “Ten New Major Cultural Facilities” under the Plan of Shenzhen Municipality on Accelerating the Construction of Major Cultural and Sports Facilities issued by the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government.
Planned as a domestically leading and world-class facility, Shenzhen Maritime Museum aims to create a comprehensive maritime museum integrating such functions as collection, research, exhibition, and science education. Upon completion, it will present a full picture of China in the spectrum of the maritime history and the ocean in the perspective of future development, and make itself a collection and exhibition center of marine resources, a marine culture and education center, and a marine research center.
The International Architecture Design Competition for Shenzhen Maritime Museum (the Competition) is now launched to solicit the participation of excellent design teams from home and abroad. The Competition will be conducted in an open, fair and impartial manner to achieve the project goal of creating a new cultural landmark that contributes to the city’s efforts in making itself a global maritime center.
Located in Xinda Area of Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen Maritime Museum, facing Longqi Bay, is about 50km away from the downtown of Futian District and about 90km from Bao’an International Airport.
The design contents under the Competition include two parts, namely the architecture designs for the main venue and overwater works, and the detailing level shall be subject to the architecture conceptual design.
The architecture design scope of the main venue is bounded by Xinhai Avenue on the west, the planned Xinda River Wetland Park on the east, and the planned access roads on the north and south, covering a site area of about 57,700 m2 with a GFA of about 100,000 m2. Adjacent to the north of the main venue, the overwater works with a GFA of about 8,000 m2 will be planned with no restriction on its specific location.
Design contents at the competition phase include but are not limited to:
Architecture conceptual design (including descriptions of structure, MEP and other specialties);
Landscape conceptual design;
Interior conceptual design (public and exhibition spaces).
Registration Requirements for Open Call
The open call sets no threshold in terms of qualification certificate. All local and international design teams (independent legal entities or other organizations that can independently bear civil liability) with relevant design experience are eligible for the registration. Registration in the form of design consortium is acceptable, and each consortium shall have no more than three members in principle. It is encouraged to join hands with the museum exhibition planning and design teams to participate in the Competition. None of the members of a consortium is allowed to sign up again in its own name or in the form of another consortium. Registration by individuals or teams of individuals will not be accepted.
The design team awarded with the contract for schematic design and the architectural design development but holding no Class A qualification certificate of architecture (building engineering) should, on its own, commission a local design institute holding such qualification certificate to support the works relating to permit approval. Before signing the contract, the contractual design team should submit the materials including the project portfolio and design team staffing of the proposed local design institute to the Hosts for approval. Upon the approval of the Hosts, the contractual design team will conclude a contract with the local design institute and ensure that the SD and DD submissions will meet the national and municipal codes, regulations and requirements of the competent authorities.
Different design teams under the same legal representative or direct holding relationship are not allowed to register for the Competition simultaneously.
*The timetable above is subject to Beijing Time. In view of the COVID-19 situation, the Hosts may duly adjust the dates and the ways to conduct site visits, Q&A meeting and evaluation meeting as may be necessary.
The works of the Competition will include the design team selection stage and the competition evaluation stage.
Design Team Selection
The Competition adopts a combined approach of “invitation + open call”.
We will send the Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) to design firms from home and abroad, of which 6 will be invited to directly enter the evaluation stage. At the same time, an announcement will be released globally to solicit design teams interested in the Competition. A total of 9 design teams will be selected from those registered for open call and those who have submitted EOI but are not officially invited for the competition evaluation.
Following the evaluation of the Evaluation Committee on the submissions provided by the 15 design teams under relevant procedures, 3 excellence prizes and 12 finalists will be nominated. The honoraria (tax inclusive) will be awarded as follows.
Excellence prizes: RMB 1,500,000
Finalists : RMB 1,000,000
The Hosts will determine the design proposal for implementation based on the evaluation comments and other factors. The design team whose design proposal is selected for implementation will be awarded the design contract for SD and architectural DD (specific work scopes and contents shall be subject to the finally executed design contract), and the honoraria will be deducted from the contractual amount.
Shenzhen Natural History Museum aims to be leading in China and first-class in the world, interpreting the laws of natural evolution, showing “geographies of Shenzhen and ecology in the global perspective”. It is to become a natural history museum “to actively advocate science”.
Shenzhen Natural History Museum will be located around the Yanzi Lake Area, which is the geometric center of Pingshan District, on the southeast side of downtown of Pingshan. It is close to Pingshan Central Park, library, art museum and other public service facilities. The east side is right next to a 1-kilometer-wide urban ecological corridor. The west side is adjacent to the old city center with traditional trade service. The area, filled with unique natural elements such as Yanzi Hill, Pingshan River, wetlands and forests, is important space for upgrade and transformation of Pingshan Central District.
Shenzhen Natural History Museum covers an area of 42,000 square meters, with a gross floor area of 100,000 square meters. Total investment is limited to 3.5 billion RMB (excluding specimen collection cost), in which construction cost is around 2.1 billion RMB. The final project scale and investment are subject to government approval.
The work scope for this project: conceptual design, schematic design and architectural design development; BIM in schematic design and architectural design development phases; Cooperate with feasibility study report, budget preparation and project approval; Review drawings of exhibition design, interior design, curtain wall and landscape design that have an impact on the overall architectural effect; Be responsible for the material and sample selection of materials that have a great impact on the project. The final work scope shall be subject to the tender documents and design contract.
1. Applicants must be domestic and overseas entities with legal business registration.
2. Consortium are permitted. One consortium shall include no more than 3 members (including the leading member). Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or participate by joining another consortium.
3. The consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member, as well as work distribution in each design stage and their share of rights and interests.
4. Individual or teams of individuals will not be accepted.
Procedure of invitation + open call (pre-qualification) is adopted for this project tender. There are Invitation Stage, Open Call and Pre-qualification Stage, Design Competition Stage and Final Evaluation Stage.
Invitees (in alphabetic order by Chinese company name):
1. Consortium: Bjarke Ingels Group A/S + CCDI
2. DOMINIQUE PERRAULT ARCHITECTE
3. Consortium: Grimshaw Architects + Urbanus + CNADRI
6. Consortium: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + HONG KONG HUA YI DESIGN CONSULTANTS (S.Z.) LTD.
The total design fee is RMB 53.50 million, consisting of two parts listed below:
1) Basic Design Fee: temporarily priced at RMB 40 million (maximum RMB 400/square meter). The exhibition design fee is not included.
2) The total amount of honorarium for outstanding bidders and compensation for scheme optimization temporarily determined at RMB 13.5 million (currently calculated with the highest possibility). Honorarium will be paid by the winner after the contract between winner and tenderee is signed and the first payment is processed.
1. In the design competition stage, 12 design teams that have not entered the final evaluation process will be compensated. Each of the invitees will be compensated RMB 1,000,000, while the shortlisted teams from open call pre-qualification review will be compensated RMB 600,000 each.
2. Among the 3 finalists, the final winner will be awarded of design contract, the other two teams will be paid honorarium for their outstanding proposals, each RMB 1.5 million.
3. The tenderee reserves the right to request the three finalists to further optimize their proposal. If so, an extra fee of RMB 300,000 will be paid to each team for the work. If no need for further work before final evaluation, such fee will not apply.